Departing from Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Princes Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DL
Experience Norway’s breathtaking landscapes on this cruise, where rail, road, and cable car journeys offer remarkable views.
Discover scenic waterways with Scenic Discoveries. Åndalsnes boasts diverse experiences—ride the Rauma Railway, drive the Atlantic Ocean Road, or delve into folklore on a Trollveggan and Trollstigen tour.
In Olden, ascend fjords with Loen Skylift, or hike to Briksdal Glacier with a local expert. Geirangerfjord welcomes Bolette, cruising to Geiranger village, passing the iconic Seven Sisters Waterfall.
In addition, you’ll be joined aboard by an experienced astronomer from Go Stargazing for guided night sky tours under light pollution-free skies as part of Fred. Olsen’s Sky at Sea signature experience.
- Explore the night skies on deck with experienced astronomers from Go Stargazing.
- Learn how our ancestors interpreted the sky with a laser-guided tour of the constellations.
- Given the current high activity of the Sun (close to the ‘solar maximum’), viewing the Northern Lights is possible when the skies darken!
- Towards the end of the cruise, the Moon rises early morning, leaving the evening skies lovely and dark. With no bright moon in the sky and no light pollution, it’s the best time and place to stargaze. Moonless nights will also reveal stunning views of the Milky Way.
- We should notice that the stars in the northern part of the sky get higher up as we cruise north – by observing the famous pole star (which would be directly overhead at the north pole), we can work out our latitude!
- Observe the phase of the Moon change throughout the cruise. The Moon’s craters and mountain ranges look stunning through binoculars!
- Saturn will be visible from late evening and through the night. Viewing some of its Moons and famous ring system may be possible with binoculars. On the night of 21st August, Saturn will appear close to the gibbous Moon.
- On the first few nights of the cruise, see the planets Mars and Jupiter appearing close to one another in the early morning skies, a spectacular planetary conjunction!
- A pattern of stars called the Summer Triangle will be prominent throughout the cruise; our astronomer will gladly guide you around this patch of sky rich with deep sky objects observable using binoculars.
- View the most distant object that can be seen with just your eyes — the Andromeda Galaxy. Our astronomer will show you how to find it using binoculars.
- Shooting stars or meteors is always possible if the sky is clear; you may even catch the latter part of the Perseids meteor shower!
The map plots the course of this cruise. As you travel away from light pollution, a breathtaking canvas of stars unfolds above. The sky becomes a sanctuary of twinkling constellations, captivating stargazers with its celestial wonders. Guided by a Go Stargazing astronomer, you'll learn to navigate the skies and immerse yourself in their beauty.
For full details on how to attend this cruise, including how to book, please see the cruise's official website.Visit cruise website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this cruise. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.